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ALIAKBAR YAZDANI

Ph.D. Student

SHORT BIO

Ali’s journey to becoming a chemical engineer started when he found myself interested in chemistry and passionate about building and modifying day to day objects during high school. This field, as a combination of fundamental engineering and the knowledge of chemistry, was a perfect match for him. After attending the Sharif University of Technology for his undergraduate studies and knowing the rapid pace of technical innovation, Ali decided to pursue his Ph.D. degree at Ohio University (Bobcats !) where he focused on electrochemical engineering. Electrochemical engineering is one of the topics in engineering that affects all aspects of modern-day life, be it keeping the smartphones’ batteries running or starting a car’s engine in the morning using the energy from a battery. Improving the performance of batteries is what kept him going to the lab every day. Ali believes his path forward is also in research and development of better batteries for an increasing number of applications ranging from EVs and consumer electronics.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University

  • Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2013)

RESEARCH 

  • Batteries

  • Thermal Batteries

  • Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Battery electrolyte

HOBBIES

  • Watching motor sports

  • Playing guitar

  • Watching old movies

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